Archives for September 2015

The Impact of Financial Crime: Effects on Policies & Industry

The nature of financial crimes may not have changed much in the last century, but the specifics could not be more radically different. Some modern financial crimes are rising in frequency at a rate that could not have been anticipated a century ago. A Javelin Strategy study found that in 2013 more than 13 million Americans were victims of identity fraud, a number that has grown from 11.2 million since 2005.… [Read more]

5 Expenses Businesses Can Save By Going Paperless

Going paperless in a business can save on a variety of expenses. As humanity continues through the 21st century, there are many technologies that improve efficiency while reducing the operational costs of an organization. While some of the costs can be quite obvious, there are some that are not often considered.

Paper and Ink

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The most obvious savings to any business through a digital system is that of paper and ink.… [Read more]

How is Immigration Reform Affecting the Polls?

Immigration reform has been a hot topic in the year leading up to the 2016 presidential elections. Every major presidential candidate has made explicit remarks regarding their stance on the issue of immigration and naturalization within the United States. Some have supported more openness in immigration policies, while others have appealed to the masses for a need to reduce immigration and make it more difficult to reach to US.… [Read more]

Welfare Reform and Income Alternatives for Low-Income Workers

With minimum wage hikes under debate around the country, New York has become the first state to approve a $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers, the highest in country. As The Wall Street Journal reports, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the move at a labor rally with Vice President Joe Biden while proposing to work for legislation that will make $15 a minimum wage across all industries.… [Read more]

Learning the Background Story of International Telecommunication Companies

Many people around the world take mobile technology for granted. It is nothing for them to make a phone call on their cell phone or connect their mobile device to wireless Internet. However, in some parts of the world like Afghanistan, mobile technology is a new and much appreciated innovation that helps make people’s daily lives easier and more convenient.… [Read more]

Those Pesky Unions!

There are few things that drive top-hatted monopoly men more crazy than a skinny unioner with their demand to enter the middle class, excel at their job, and get paid a fair wage like some greedy fox stealing rabbits out of your own personal hen house.In case you haven’t guessed yet, I am adamantly pro-union. There are some silly things that have demanded, and there are some silly things that are now law, like 15 dollars an hour for fast-food workers.… [Read more]

Making Everyday Items in Earth-Friendly Ways

According to a study by Nielsen, global consumers in 60 countries are willing to pay more for products and services from companies committed to making a social and environmental impact. Companies with environmentalism in mind can attract a new wave of consumers by creating low impact products. While it’s the norm to seek out environmentally friendly light bulbs and detergents, there are plenty of everyday items that could be sustainable if companies focused more on the environment and less on their bottom line.… [Read more]

Bread Behind Bars: What’s Changing on Prison Menus?

Prisoners may be having more of an opportunity to eat healthier, thanks to a recent boom in prison gardens and a fight for better mental and physical health within the legal system. The initial idea of hardened criminals living it up on fresh fruits and vegetables may be uncomfortable, but keep in mind that one of the biggest populations of current prisoners are nonviolent prisoners arrested on drug charges.… [Read more]

Expat Benefit Frauds: It’s Not Really Benefitting Us

Unless you’re one of us yourself, the world of expats is probably this big black hole of visas, tax issues, remittances and more that you can’t be bothered to concern yourself with. And I can’t blame you – expat issues aren’t something anyone would choose to read up on in their free time. However, as the world gets “flatter and flatter” and borders become more and more blurred with people working remotely and moving overseas, the number of expats is exponentially increasing.… [Read more]

How Does Touch ID Really Work?

Newer Apple devices like the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 6 allow users to unlock the Home screen with a fingerprint instead of a passcode. Those unfamiliar with the new Touch ID technology may wonder how it works and how secure it really is. What happens if your fingerprint won’t read? How likely is the sensor to break?… [Read more]